Perhaps Hollywood A-lister Hugh Grant heard the positive buzz surrounding Eddie Pepitone’s show Bloodbath, currently running at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland through Aug. 26. Or maybe he was just up for a night of decidedly anti-mainstream art. Regardless of what brought him to the Tron yesterday, it’s clear what (or who) prevented him from gaining entrance: bouncers.
Grant arrived at the pub for the 11:40 pm show, according to the UK’s all-things comedy site Chortle. Rolling 11 deep, Grant and everyone in his posse apparently forgot to bring ID. It turns out the combination of Grant’s filmography and his dreamy blue eyes wasn’t enough to sway the door guards. A Pepitone rep tried to reason with the bouncers to no avail, and eventually he wasn’t allowed back in the venue!
“The doormen at the Tron are psychotic and they probably work for Blackwater,” Pepitone tells Laughspin. “As far as I’m concerned, Hugh Grant and I are on the same level. We actually both went out for Four Weddings and a Funeral.”
Continued, Pepitone: “Tonight I have Elton John coming and I hope he gets in.”